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Letters: Don't separate religion from Thanksgiving

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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:00 am

Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Some say it is just a day of celebration and attempt to remove the religious significance from this great American Holiday -- while historical records show it was a time to give thanks to God.

When we think of that first Thanksgiving, most of us think about the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock on Dec. 11, 1620, and the Indians, and the three-day celebration of feasting in 1621. They saw everything as a gift from God.

Even sorrowful things were allowed that perfected their character.

These were amazing Christians of great faith and outstanding examples for us.

Our nation today faces real and present dangers. Our citizenry faces challenges we've not faced in decades and it's more important than ever to understand how the power of praise and gratitude to God can be our pathway to victory.

Millions of Americans are doing what they can to keep the true meaning of Thanksgiving alive.

On this day of Thanksgiving, we too need to be thankful people. We can rejoice that God is with us... He is faithful... His word is true... and He has kept his promises.

Jack & Nineva Salley, Mesa

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